Engagement Photos NYCReviewed by G.E. Masana on May 31Rating: 4.5Engagement Photos NYC
So I’m doing engagement photos in NYC and we’re across the street from Grand Central Station. There’s a nice little café tucked away under the overpass so as we’re waiting on the light I grabbed this shot with the couple. When I looked at it later, I felt it has the feel of an old time movie poster.
I like when that happens.
I rarely if ever do the typical romp in the park type engagement photo. You know, the one where she holds his hand and he pretends to float away while holding a balloon. Or holding balloons in front of their faces. Or holding balloons, period. Those shots are cute the first time you see them but I don’t know how well they can stand up in time. But I do know that images with some emotional heat to them tend to endure. Feelings in a photo resonate with the viewer. Like this one:
That could be a street scene captured in 2012. Or 1946. Any city. Doesn’t matter. It could be any year. It’s timeless. It happens to be in NYC. But what matters more about that photo is the story you get from it. What makes it come alive is the emotion in the photo. What I call, “the heat.” You look at this engagement photo and you see how two people in love feel about each other. You feel it. You don’t look at it and think, “hey, nice balloon.”
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